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Kimpyon Mason & Rook Hotel

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1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Formerly Helix, a Kimpton Hotel)
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Budapest, Hungary
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This hotel is nothing special, however I loved their bed. It looked like I was on a honeymoon (I was by myself) and it felt great. The rooms are nothing special though. The surrounding area has a fantastic asian takeaway, I found myself eating there a few times during my stay.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I've stayed at this hotel several times. The last time I stayed for my husband's birthday. At check in we were having a casual conversation to ourselves about his birthday while waiting.. I don't know how it happened but when we got up to our room there was a bottle of wine with a personal note saying happy birthday. Seriously... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My family and I have stayed in Kimpton properties before, that were up to high standards. However, this property was a complete fire hazard. We were shocked that they would have an extension cord coming up thru the floor!!!! If we would of noticed this on the first day, we would've checked out immediately. This hotel should be inspected by... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights. Even though it was comfortable and the location was nice, I was not impressed. It seemed run down in places and the room cleanliness was something to be desired. After being out all day you would hope the room was fully vacuumed and at least a spare roll of toilet paper, but not so. The exercise room... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I stay in DC on business at least twice and month and having stayed at the Liaison, George and Donovan in town, I was looking forward to staying in a Kimpton property that I had never tried before. It was a huge disappointment. Paint was peeling in the bathroom, the table between the beds was shipped as was the wood... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Funky hotel on a nice street within walking distance of the mall. Near lots of different restaurants and at least one espresso place. Very quiet with good afternoon light in our room. Room was bigger than most urban hotels, and had very comfortable bed.

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Scotland, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We paid extra for this hotel and were very disappointed, we stayed in nicer 3 star hotel in New York. Room was large but was in poor repair, shame as the funky design is a nice touch. Bathroom was so small you could not have 2 people in it. There is currently no bar and the downstairs bar area is... More 

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Belleair Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Whoa! I have stayed at many Kimpton properties throughout the U.S., including at this particular property in the past. Apparently, the hotel is preparing to close for six months for major renovations, which seems to coincide with the careless and sloppy attitude and operations we experienced. We experienced rooms smelling of cigarette smoke, dirty dishes in the hallways for over... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Having stayed in other Kimpton Hotels, I was excited to share the experience with my family. We were greatly disappointed. Hotel Helix is desperately in need of updates. The room was much smaller than I anticipated, especially the bathroom. The "counter" space was a table outside the bathroom as the bathroom was too small to accommodate a toiletry bag. The... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I love Kimpton hotels and try to stay in one any time I come back to visit the U.S. Unfortunately, this was the only one with availability during the week of the Pope's visit. The Hotel Helix gives the Kimpton chain a very bad name. It is really tired and in great need of renovation...clogged sinks and showers, peeling wallpaper,... More 

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